Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY
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All the dahlias have been planted and the garden is being carefully checked to make sure it stays in great shape. Volunteers are needed to tend to the beds with weeding, tying up the dahlias, and general care. Come on down and help out, any time you can provide is appreciated!
Saturday, August 6 - 12:00 Noon
Rain date Sunday, August 7
Picnic location - next to the Wolkoff Garden
Wednesday, August 17 - 6:30 PM
LIDS welcomes the Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society to the Wolkoff Garden for a tour of the dahlias. LIDS members are encouraged enjoy the evening and share your knowledge of dahlias.
Light refreshments served.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:30 PM East Islip Library
The brochure and registration package have been posted and are available for download from the LIDS website.
The Photo Contest will be held during our first show, over Labor Day Weekend.
by Dee Cunningham
The dahlias are beginning to bloom and that means many opportunities to take beautiful photographs to enter into our Photo Show this September!! The brochure and registration form are available for download our website. We look forward to your interpretations of the dahlia, so get your cameras ready! You don’t need a fancy camera and expensive equipment. Often, Point and Shoot cameras produce fantastic photos.
The following are some basic tips to taking pictures:
First Show - Saturday & Sunday September 3 - 4, 2016
Upper Carriage House - Photo Show
Second Show - Saturday & Sunday on Columbus Day Weekend, October 8 & 9, 2016
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Lower Carriage House - Dahlia Show
Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.
Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.
Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.